Kansas and Washburn meet up in a regular season matchup (instead of the usual exhibition) as we continue what is an odd 2020 season.
Kansas enters the contest with a ranking of #7 by the AP, while D2 Washburn is obviously unranked. Note that the Ichabods are receiving votes in the D2 NABC poll. KenPom has the Jayhawks at #5. The preseason conference coaches poll picked Washburn to finish 3rd in the 14-team MIAA this year.
The Jayhawks own a 38-3 series lead against the Ichabods. The most recent meeting was a 79-52 Kansas win in November of 2018 in Allen Fieldhouse.
The Jayhawks are coming off a neutral court victory over Kentucky, while Washburn comes in fresh off an 81-71 win over Central Oklahoma.
Here are the essentials:
(7) Kansas: 2-1, 0-0 Big 12
Washburn: 3-0, 3-0 MIAA
How to Watch
Thursday, Dec 3, 7:00 p.m. CST
Lawrence, KS: Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
TV: Big 12 Now/ESPN+
- Dave Armstrong (Play-by-Play), Chris Piper (Analyst)
Radio: Jayhawk Radio Network
- Brian Hanni (Play-by-Play), Greg Gurley (Analyst)
Online Streaming: www.espn.com or the ESPN app (requires cable provider login or ESPN+ subscription)
Kansas has won 46-straight home openers.
Washburn is coached by former KU guard Brett Ballard.
You may be wondering about Washburn’s three wins in this series. They came in 1913, 1928, and 1944, all in Topeka.